TAVARES — Michael G. Takac will be sworn in as the newest Lake County Circuit Court Judge during an investiture ceremony on Friday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m. on the first floor of the Lake County Historic Courthouse, located at 317 W. Main St., in Tavares.
Takac was elected in the Nov. 2 election to serve a six-year term as Fifth Judicial Circuit Court Judge (Group 30), which is assigned to Lake County courts.
Takac is most recently a former Senior Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist. Also in his career, he has served as the Assistant General Counsel to Gov. Lawton Chiles and Senior Assistant Attorney General for Attorney General Robert Butterworth. In addition, during his 20-year career of practicing law he has worked as a private practice attorney.
Born in New Jersey, Takac has resided in Marion County since 1974. He graduated with honors from Ocala Vanguard High School in 1980, where he was a member of the school’s state champion basketball and state finalist track teams. He received a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and a law degree from the Campbell School of Law.
As a result of the investiture, the Lake County Historical Museum will be closed to the public beginning at 10 a.m. and will resume normal business hours Monday, Feb. 5.